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What would you do if your camera and its memory card plunges into a muddy creek during a camping trip? Of course, with a heavy heart, you’ll give the camera up and deem it lost. Even if you’re to be able to find it, it’ll be in a state of irreparable damage.
But there’s something different to this specific story of such a predicament. A camera and its memory card were able to return to its owner after 3 years of being lost at the bottom of a muddy creek. Read the rest of this entry » .
To take images of toys can be a very enjoyable experience. You can learn so many things while doing it as if you can control everything. You are not required to master the art of composition and lighting and you may also learn several skills on showcasing and telling stories. You do not need to have sophisticated tools and equipments to get good results. You can make miracle with the use of light from simple materials and target point camera that sets macro mode. All completely depend on your imagination and of course the model that you are going to take. What you need to do is to take a toy, a camera and then just have fun. The followings are some beneficial tips that can help you starting this toy photography.
CLEAN THE TOYS BEFORE THE SHOOT:
Particles of dust on the hands and feet of your model may escape your eyes but after it gets photographed, you will notice them clearly from the screen of your computer and it will certainly ruin the beauty of it. So before you start the shoot, make sure to clean them well and erase some spots on them if there is any. Check again to be rest assured there is no dust left then shoot in clean environment so there will be no dust that can get onto it during the process of the shoot. You can always get rid of unwanted elements in the next process. However, you should not bother about it when you can actually avoid it. Read the rest of this entry »
You must be familiar with the above photo. It is of course the photo of the default wallpaper for the Luna theme in Windows XP, and it’s the most used wallpaper for Windows PC user alls all of over the world. According to an online report, this photograph titled “Bliss” has been viewed by over one billion people around the world since it’s been published in 2002, and is the most viewed photograph to date.
But did you know that this photo was taken by a former National Geographic photographer named Charles O’Rear? Read the rest of this entry » .
Widjita Raya Muljadi is an Indonesian photographer famous for his stylized photographs of beautiful women from his native country. Through these sharp, colorful photos, photographer Widjita Raya Muljadi takes us on a journey to Asia and shows us the true beauty of Indonesia. From the city streets, to rice fields in the countryside, Widjita does a great job setting his beautiful models in all types of different, interesting backgrounds. Collected here are my favorite shots of his collection.
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“She remembers the moment. The photographer took her picture. She remembers her anger. The man was a stranger. She had never been photographed before. Until they met again 17 years later, she had not been photographed since.”
Sharbat Ghula, often dubbed the “Afghan Girl,” would be too familiar to photographers, especially photojournalists. The “Afghan Girl” is the legendary work of a National Geographic photojournalist named Steve McCurry. Her sharp glare reflected her anger and struggle in the hardships of her life, while also depicting the eastern ethnic beauty that can get the audience bewitched. Here are some interesting facts behind the “Afghan Girl” photo by legendary photographer Steve McCurry: Read the rest of this entry ».
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Here’s the world’s first photo model, or the first ever person to be photographed with a camera. Want to know how the person who was dubbed the first photo model looks like? The answer is in the photograph above. The University of Rochester gave an award for the making of this first photograph of a […]
Canon T3 and Nikon D3100 is the entry level DSLR camera in 2011. Both cameras are selling at the same price (around $599 with kit lens). Both cameras are intended for beginners or people who do not use DSLR camera before, so both cameras are beginner-friendly, small and lightweight.
Here are some guidelines that can assist you in developing your photography skills. Always Carry Your Camera Everywhere The main reason being that you can miss those great photographic opportunities because you don’t have you camera with you. Make it a habit of carrying your camera with you everywhere you go because you never know […]
Street photography is not a common genre. Not all people are willing (and brave) to plunge into this type of photography deeply. But for some people who love it, street photography is highly worthy for them because most moments captured by the camera happens only once so they are unique. Eric Kim, an international street […]
An age-old question that may make the beginner photographers wonder: “Which should come first, buying a wide-aperture lens or buying a flash for photographing in low lighting?” On one hand, a fast wide-aperture lens may be more important because it can be more often used when photographing in low-lit indoors or to achieve good bokeh […]
Recently, someone commented on the photography blog about how a friend chose a used Canon 1D Mark IIn (2005) over a Canon 7D (2009). Their friend’s reason behind this decision is quite simple; because the Canon 1D Mark IIn is classified as a professional camera. So, what really differentiate a pro camera from a non-pro? […]
In a strict sense, macro means that the subject being photographed is projected onto the image sensor at a lifesize scale, or 1:1 (one to one) magnification. Macro photography is close-up photography of usually very small objects. The classical definition is that the image projected on the “film plane” (i.e., film or a digital sensor) […]